Browse by
Browse by
Browse by
Browse by
Thumbprint Cookies / Jelly Cookies
Thumbprint Cookies / Jelly Cookies
Recipe Review
Click star to rate
Please share your comments about this recipe
Recipe comments are reviewed before publishing, Please allow several days for your review to appear.
Not yet rated! 0
Sign in to rate this recipe

Known as both thumbprint cookies and jelly cookies, these wonderfully buttery treats are simple to make.  Choose the preserve of your choice to fill the cookies. They make a great cookie to serve up at your next Bunco game night.

Prep time
Bake/Cook time
About 36 cookies
Sign in to post a comment
Thumbprint Cookies / Jelly Cookies
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
Yield :
About 36 cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, soft
  • 2/3 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 cup raspberry preserves or preserves of choice

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter until smooth, add sugar and cream further. Add almond and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  3. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour in one step to creamed mixture and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and on a parchment lined or buttered cookie sheet.
  5. Press an indention in center with your thumb and fill with jam of choice. Place in oven and bake until edges begin to obtain a golden color, about 13-15 minutes.
Shout Out To Our Baking Friends
    ::    Ssierra    ::    Linda D    ::    Debsafan    ::    Shannon Condor    ::    Judy V    ::    angela c    ::    Tabitha    ::    tbiggers66    ::    jdiaz    ::    THERESA :)    ::    Leah G    ::    Dale Cafe    ::    LoLo    ::    Marian H    ::    teezzee    ::    JHale    ::    Helene Moffatt    ::    Jan E    ::    Denise D    ::    aellis
Trusted by home bakers since 1843
Imperial Sugar sugar bag

Sign up today for our free newsletter. Get exclusive recipes and coupons!

© 2012-2019 Imperial Sugar. All rights reserved. All Imperial Sugar branded products are the registered marks of the Imperial Sugar Company.